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Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: First Piano Concertos

Performed by
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Symphony Orchestra


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Description: Barely out of his teens on this recording, Lang Lang demonstrates plenty of virtuoso finger dexterity, but also places his personal stamp on the music. In the Tchaikovsky, a barn-burner of a piece that some pianists use to show how fast and loud they can play, Lang stresses the layers of intimacy alongside its more extroverted passages, which he plays with plenty of pianistic pyrotechnics. If his first movement seems disjointed, more a fantasia than a cohesive entity, he makes a virtue out of necessity through sharp accents that highlight its episodic character. Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony's brilliantly played accompanime ... (more)
Manufacturer: Umvd Labels
Release date: 15 July 2003
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0028947429128 UPC: 028947429128
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laureenofscotts rated this 8/10 8 months, 2 weeks ago